No More Free Syrup at Starbucks?!

Yesterday morning as I opened my email Inbox, my soul died a little bit. No more free syrup for Gold Members at Starbucks. They tried to soften the blow by introducing free drinks and/or food after you hit the now-lowered target of 12 stars (instead of 15), but I could see through their cheap trickery. Ironically, I […]

Changing Perspectives About “Ministry”

Before I left my church in May, my friend and former college roommate, Kelly and I would spend countless hours dreaming about what our lives would look like if we just up-and-quit our Youth Ministry jobs and worked for Trader Joe’s or Starbucks (respectively). The joke’s on me because a mere matter of weeks after […]

Joy Comes in the Morning

Every morning I wake up, I swim and I head to Starbucks. The combination of my iced coffee and their free internet makes a perfect start to my day. It’s nice to walk into my local coffee haven and feel a sense of community as I have long established relationships with my Baristas – Susan […]

Profound Trust

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” – Proverbs 3:5 We have such a willing heart when it comes to trust in things that don’t matter – you trust the AA batteries in your electric toothbrush will work forever; you trust your car will start when you […]